SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 5 2014
Leader: What happen to men, when women take over?
Society is rapidly changing. Girls perform better in primary an secondary
schools. Women constitute the majority of students at universities. Time
has come to look at imbalances that will evolve when in the future women
replace men in more sectors of society.
The woman in society,
by C G Holm
It is time to look out against the feminist offensive. In many respects
there is already an imbalance in society, to the favour of women. It is
nothing to complain about if one gender is overrepresented in certain
parts of society. Men and women are different! But there are reasons to
react when women are given more privileges because they are women, in
areas where women already are privileged.
The background of the
Michael Brown shooting
”Unarmed black teenager shot” were the headlines. Demonstrations
and riots protesting against the policeman Derek Wilson and the fact that
he was not prosecuted. Media in Sweden has not at all given the other
view of the picture. Contra looks at the Derek Wilson side, in order to
contribute to a fair and balanced view.
Hizb ut-Tharir, Khorasan and the Islamic State, by Filip
Hizb ut-Tahrir is an organization that recently has emerged in Sweden.
It has been accused of having links to the Islamic State. Contra look
closer to these links and why some claim that they do not exist.
by Tommy Hansson
Seyyed Ruhollah Mostafavi Mousavi Khomeini was helped to power by Jimmy
Carter 35 years ago. 25 years ago the ayatollah, the father of islamic
terrorism, died. It was by chance that the rather unknown ayatollah turned
into not only the spiritual but also the political leader of Iran. This
year it is 35 years since the Iranian revolution shook the world.
Measures against homelessness
Social authorities take a lot of measures to fight homelessness. Those
that remain homeless after the measures taken by public welfare systems
are usually mentally ill or addicts. Private welfare organizations are
the last resort, often with local government support. But a lot of different
models are tried, some more succesful than others. Contra looks at the
The heritage from 1968,
by Bertil Häggman
The Ax:son Johnson Foundation funds a poject for a critical study of the
”movement of 1968”. Some papers have been published, but a
final anthology is planned for publication in 2016. Contributions to this
anthology are supposed to circulate in advance in the academia. We will
see a lot of controversial debates, but should remember that the generation
of 1968 is in the process of retiring. Its influence will get much smaller.
The strategy of Vladmir Putin,
by Roger Klang
Much speaks for that Vladimir Putin started planning the war against Ukraine
and the annexation of Crimea already in the beginning of the century.
What will be his nextstep? He has stated that Russia should defend the
interests of Russians outside Russia. What to expect for Sweden’s
neighbours Estonia (25 per cent Russians) and Latvia (26 per cent Russians).
And what are the plans of Putin for the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland?
No Russians there, but a new harbour in Slite, built by the Russians and
a strategic location in the middle of the Baltic, where the Russians are
confined to the innermost part of the Gulf of Finland and the enclave
FATCA – an intrusion into Swedish sovereignty, by Sven
The United States is introducing the Big Brother in the banking sector,
the system is called FATCA. The demands from the United States include
that the entire world in some respects are forced to become ”states”,
without any influence over decisions in Washington. The Swedish Tax Authority
turns into a subcontractor of the IRS! Even for hunting Swedish citizens!
The future of Georgia,
by Nils Tore Gjerde
Over 30,000 people marched in Georgian capital Tbilisi November 15, protesting
against Russian poltics against Ukraine and the continued Russian opccupation
of South Ossetia and Abchasia, two areas internationally recognized as
parts of Georgia, but by Russia recognized as ”independent states”.
The direct cause of the rally was a proposal of an agreement between Russia
and Abchasia on closer cooperation and integration, something that Georgians
see as a sneaking annexation of the territories.